Determining the Temperature of a Star


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A blue star is _____ than a red one:

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1. This is a graph that plots wavelength vs. intensity of light:

2. Light is a form of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assets work as study tools for our lesson on the process of discerning the temperature of a star. Use the attached quiz to test your knowledge of the relationship between the electromagnetic spectrum, heat, and the colors of stars.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz combo will ask you about the following:

  • Blue stars compared to red stars
  • The name of the graph for wavelength vs. intensity of light
  • What light is a form of
  • Fundamentals of Wien's law
  • What happens as an object becomes hotter

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of Wien's law to explain its basics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the temperature of stars in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between blue and red stars

Additional Learning

The following lesson, which is titled Determining the Temperature of a Star, will teach you how to:

  • Assess information about the intensity of light emitted from an object
  • Describe the role of Wien's Law in determining the temperature of a star
  • Explain the relationship between wavelengths, color, and temperature